If you’re considering studying for a degree this autumn, but perhaps not sure you have the skills or confidence, this course could be ideal. You do not require any qualifications, it’s free, and you can study online.
This short course, taking just three hours per week for five weeks, covers topics such as food, health, education, society. On successful completion you will have a guaranteed interview to study on either our degrees this autumn, including part-time BA Hons Social Studies, full-time 2+2 Degree Pathway, and part-time Foundation degree in Early Childhood.
The course is only open to people in our local community who do not have a degree level qualification.
You will meet and work with others who will be embarking on a similar journey to your own, in an online environment designed for adult learners.
- The course is only open to people in our local community who are considering studying for one of our undergraduate degrees this autumn - and do not already have a degree level qualification.
- There are flexible entry requirements with consideration given for non-traditional qualifications, work and life experience.
- You can study online, part-time at your own pace around work and family commitments.
- You will develop skills, knowledge and confidence to study at one of the top universities in the world.
- On successful completion you will have a guaranteed interview to study on either our part-time BA Hons Social Studies programme, full-time 2+2 Degree Pathway, or part-time Foundation degree in Early Childhood this autumn.
- Week 1 - Education - What is the point of Education?
- Week 2 - Society - How do people act in society?
- Week 3 - Food - Why do you eat what you eat?
- Week 4 - Health - What is health?
- Week 5 - Globalisation - Is geography history?
- Weeks 1-4 will encompass a writing task and a reading task
- During Week 5's session, an essay of 1000 words will be set
The Online Summer Gateway will run for five weeks, starting on Monday 20th June 2022 from 10am - 1pm.
Starts: 20 June 2022
Level: Short course
Length: 5 weeks (Part-time)
Hear from our student
I started my degree at the age of 44 and I will be 49 when I graduate; proving it is never too late to go back into education. Sure, it is challenging and yes it can be stressful at times; but it is also extremely rewarding.
Karen, current Social Studies student progressed from the Gateway course